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January 2008

Thursday 31 January, 2008


FREE forum in Melton

Thursday 31 January 2008
Learning how to live well after a cancer diagnosis will be the focus of a special forum to be held at the Melton Shire Council Civic Centre on Tuesday February 12. Read more

World Cancer Day and smoke-free environments for children

Thursday 31 January 2008
Monday 4 February 2008 is World Cancer Day and to mark the occasion the UICC is launching a campaign to promote smoke-free environments for children. Add your voice to the chorus! Read more

Sex hormones unrelated to prostate cancer risk

Wednesday 30 January 2008
Sex hormones circulating in the blood do not appear to be associated with prostate cancer risk, according to data from 18 prior studies. The analysis will be published online January 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read more

Remote patient travel support to test new government

Thursday 24 January 2008
A commitment to fix remote patient travel and accommodation schemes must be factored into the 2008-09 Federal Budget if the Rudd Government is to make real progress on improving rural health outcomes, The Cancer Council Australia said today. Read more

Men's health at risk from iron overload

Thursday 17 January 2008
A common hereditary disorder affecting 100,000 Australians is 30 times more likely to cause serious complications in men than women, according to new research from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The University of Melbourne and The Cancer Council Victoria. Read more

Genetic tests deliver better cancer risk management

Friday 11 January 2008
About 50% of women found not to be at high risk for cancer continue to over-use mammography even 3 years after they learn the good news about their genetic test result, new research shows. Read more

Seymour cancer survivor seeks local Relay For Life support

Thursday 10 January 2008
Cancer survivor Margot Green is urging local Seymour residents to support Relay For Life by attending a Public Meeting on Monday 21 January. "As someone who may now be facing cancer for the 2nd time, I understand just how important it is to know you can call on your friends and neighbours," she said. Read more

Cancer Council backs federal government skin cancer campaign

Monday 7 January 2008
The Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the federal government's new skin cancer awareness campaign. CEO Professor Ian Olver, said almost all cases of skin cancer could be prevented by appropriate sun protection, yet 1600 Australians died from the disease every year. Read more

Call for 2008 Arts Awards entries

Tuesday 8 January 2008
Entries for the Cancer Council Arts Awards will close on April 4 so don't delay if you want the chance to share your cancer experiences creatively through art, writing and film. Read more